Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Since the weather has been pretty comfortable (in the 80's) I've been able to have the windows open! YAY! With that Cooper wants to be outside more. So I hang out in our bedroom with Crew and let Cooper play out in the sun and water on his own - I go out and play when Crew's napping. We have been going "side" after breakfast and after nap time. Well, last night around 11 Cooper woke up screaming. It's very unusual for him to do this so we ran in and got him up. The first words he said was "side?" He so desperately wanted outside from 11 pm - 1:30 am. He cried and cried for hours! We ended up opening our living room windows so he could look at the stars and he was content with that. But by then he was hungry so we ended up feeding him some yogurt then he FINALLY went back to bed.

Some cool things happened during those few hours. It was one of the first times he's actually spent time with us in bed! He has never slept in bed with us since he was 1 week old and we have been anxiously waiting for a time when he would calm down enough to cuddle. Unfortunately he didn't cuddle but he did pretend to sleep :) It was also nice to have Brady up with us. We really do miss him. Also, Crew slept through the night for the first time!! YAY!! He didn't even mind Cooper's screaming!

Back to Cooper - his sleeping habits have been horrible. extremely horrible (compared to how he was). Last night he went down around 8:30 because cream of wheat takes forever to cool down, he cried until 9:00ish. woke up at 11 and was up until 1:30ish. He woke up again around 6 hungry so he got a bottle (grr), and was up again at 8:30. He's been up and playing and has refused to take a nap. I tried to put him down at 1 but he cried/screamed for an hour and so we got up, had a snack, and played for a bit then tried again at 3. He cried for about 15 minutes. Oh and he's still banging his head - ugh. Seriously?? I really hope this stage passes quickly!

We are all very tired.


Rudi said...

Hmm... sounds an awful lot like his good friend Lila. :) She's been doing a lot better lately, but there was about a month when she was up 3-4 times a night, crying and screaming like that. One time Jake did take her outside when it was pitch dark out just to calm her down. It'll pass. It just won't be very fun till it does. Love you guys!

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